British Reggae Loses A Legend: RIP Smiley Culture

March 15, 2011 § 3 Comments

Smiley Culture

His most popular track remains one of my favorite records of all time. British Reggae Artist Smiley Culture bolted into the UK Top Twenty Charts with “Police Officer” back in 1984, and by some cruel ironic twist has now been pronounced dead after an incident with British Police. The Independent Police Complaints Commission are proclaiming his passing “death following Police contact,” although the police are saying they believe he stabbed himself after they raided his home in Surrey around 7 am this morning, March 15. Smiley’s real name was David Emmanuel, and his first hit was “Cockney Translation.” You can read this article for more information. Truly a sad loss for all reggae fans, especially followers of British reggae. Bless…

The song that did it for me: "Police Officer"

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§ 3 Responses to British Reggae Loses A Legend: RIP Smiley Culture

  • British Reggae Loses A Legend: RIP Smiley Culture « Afrofusion Lounge…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  • maggie edwards says:

    i im deeply saddened at the loss of this iconic british reggae artist, smiley was one of my favorite artists from rhe 80’s area, his untimely death is very sad and i hope a proper investigation is conducted to find out what happenened,(we want no cover-up) i want to offer my condolonces to his family at this time and also to the saxon crew, may you take strength from the fact that he was well loved,and will be missed. bless

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